Episode for January 20, 2021
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Liz Bruenig, is an American journalist working as an opinion writer for The New York Times. She previously worked as an opinion writer and editor for The Washington Post, where she wrote about ethics, politics, theology, and economics, and where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2019.
She graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and sociology and a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic studies.[As a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship,she studied at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, where she earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Christian theology under the supervision of John Hughes.She was named a 2014–2015 Presidential Fellow at Brown University, where she was a doctoral student in religious studies.
Bruenig was an opinion writer and editor for The Washington Post.Previously, she was a staff writer for The New Republic. She writes about ethics, politics, theology, and economics. She also hosts a great podcast with her husband Matt who is the founder of the peoples policy project. She is now an opinion writer at the NY Times.
Pam Keith was the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, winning the 2020 primary with 80% of the vote—a record for this district. Unfortunately she lost to a much lesser human. But whatever Pam chooses to do next is going to be really great.
Pam is the daughter of a U.S. Diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador. She was born in Turkey and lived in Morocco, Syria, Brazil, and several U.S. cities before going to high school in Oakland, CA and attending U.C. Davis for her BA and MA degrees. She then attended Boston College Law School where she was Moot Court champion and made Law Review. Her desire to serve her country led Pam to commission into the U.S. Navy as a JAG Officer in 1995. She served for four years, including a tour as Officer in Charge of the Legal Services Office in Bahrain. Ms. Keith later served as the first JAG assigned to the Navy Task Force on Computer Network Security. She speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese. When elected, Pam will serve as the first Black female veteran in the history of the United States Congress.
Pam has more than twenty years of legal experience, having worked at the prestigious law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Jones Day; and Ogletree Deakins. In 2011, she was recruited to serve as Senior In-House Counsel for NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light Co. Pam is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and volunteers as a consultant to Faith, Hope Love, Charity, Inc., a local non-profit that serves homeless and at-risk veterans.
In 2016, Pam became the first African American woman to run a qualified campaign for U.S. Senate in Florida history, garnering the endorsement of the Miami Herald and more than 15% of the vote. In that race—her first foray into politics—Pam gained popularity all over Florida for her innovative ideas and inspirational message. Now, her bold and unapologetic style, and passionate advocacy for values-based policy, have earned her a diverse and enthusiastic national following.
Mari Sallee is the co-founder of the non-profit organization United Progressive Platform @wethinkupp / ThinkUpp.com, as well as, Director of Implementation for a healthcare consulting firm, focused on assisting early-stage Independent Diagnostic Test Facilities (IDTF) and connected health startups with product definition, go-to-market strategy, and business/process planning
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